16 days in Iceland Itinerary

16 days in Iceland Itinerary

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1
Blaskogabyggd
— 1 night
2
Landmannalaugar
— 1 night
3
Vik
— 3 nights
4
Hofn
— 3 nights
5
Akureyri
— 3 nights
6
Reykjavik
— 4 nights

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Blaskogabyggd

Blaskogabyggd ©
A conglomeration of several districts, Blaskogabyggd encompasses a handful of settlements totaling around 930 people in southwestern Iceland.
On the 16th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strokkur, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Gullfoss Falls, thentake in the natural beauty of Haukadalur, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bruarfoss Waterfall.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Blaskogabyggd trip itinerary site.

Paris, France to Blaskogabyggd is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Paris to Blaskogabyggd, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Paris, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Blaskogabyggd, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Landmannalaugar.

Things to do in Blaskogabyggd

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bruarfoss Waterfall, Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall, Strokkur
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Gullfoss Falls ©
Gullfoss Falls
Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Bruarfoss Waterfall ©
Bruarfoss Waterfall

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Landmannalaugar

Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar is a place in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands of Iceland. On the 17th (Mon), hike along Laugavegur, make a trip to Landmannalaugar, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ljótipollur.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Landmannalaugar trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Blaskogabyggd to Landmannalaugar by car takes about 3 hours. In August in Landmannalaugar, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Vik.

Things to do in Landmannalaugar

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Laugavegur ©
Laugavegur
Landmannalaugar ©
Landmannalaugar
Ljótipollur ©
Ljótipollur

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Vik

Vik ©
Iceland's southernmost village, Vik, sports some of the country's wildest and most dramatic coastline.
Vik is known for beaches, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Skogafoss, take in the dramatic natural features at Dyrhólaey, head outdoors with Zipline, and shake up your sightseeing with TG Travel.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Vik tour website.

You can drive from Landmannalaugar to Vik in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hofn.

Things to do in Vik

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Skogar
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True Adventure ©
True Adventure
Skogafoss ©
Skogafoss
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Black Sand Beach

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Hofn

Hofn ©
Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. Change things up with these side-trips from Hofn: Hvalnes Lighthouse (in Hornafjorour), Vatnajokull (in Vatnajokull National Park) and Jokulsarlon (Diamond Beach & Glacier Lagoon). There's much more to do: take in the local highlights with Glacier Adventure, see the interesting displays at Huldusteinn, try out the rides at Hofn Swimming Pool, and admire the masterpieces at The Thorbergur center.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Hofn trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Vik to Hofn by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Hofn

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Jokulsarlon, Hvalnes Lighthouse, Vatnajokull
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Glacier Adventure ©
Glacier Adventure
Diamond Beach ©
Diamond Beach
Vatnajokull ©
Vatnajokull

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nights
Akureyri

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Akureyri is known for nature, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Viking Rafting, pause for some serene contemplation at Saurbaejarkirkja, take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, and take in the natural beauty of Mývatn Nature Baths.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Akureyri trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Hofn to Akureyri takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Akureyri sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Lake Myvatn
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Viking Rafting ©
Viking Rafting
Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Mývatn Nature Baths ©
Mývatn Nature Baths

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Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reykjavik: Thingvellir National Park (in Thingvellir) and Thermal Spas (in Grindavik). Spend the 27th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, see Off-Road Tours, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Thingvellir National Park, Thermal Spas
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Thermal Spas
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

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